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Thread: Cheesewheels V - back to where it all began...????

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    Cheesewheels V - back to where it all began...????

    Been looking for months now, got shafted on a couple that I had agreed a deal on, only to be gazumped or ignored number three deal had already been agreed and then all of a sudden there was a counter offer and the possibility of loosing out yet again.

    Hastily booked a day off and a train ticket.

    Left work early today and tried to walk to the station, got drowned in a torrntial rainstorm and missed the train, got another train and hour later wih the good news that there would be no extra charge, until the ticket collector decided I needed to pay and extra £70 on a ticket that cost £40 originally! I managed to get the extra charge down to £35 but the bad omens were stacking up...

    Then there was an 'incident' on the track - looked like a jumper which buggered up the trains even more, inconsiderate so and so!

    Got to Winchester and met Jaime, he drove me around for a bit and then confessed there was a problem with the mileage...

    I knew it was too good to be true, the super low mileage would now transpire to be a complete lie - yet another wasted vehicle viewing.


    However he had indeed advertised it wrong at 96000 when the true mileage was 91000 - result!

    A deal was done and cheesewheels 5 - yet another shitty v dub now resides at cheese towers, the original v dub that started it all off for me, my first VW and the first diesel I ever worked on.

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    caddy back again ??

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    As you live in devon theres only one thing it can be really

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    Yep, you are required to own one by law.

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    Come on then Reggie, put up a picture.

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    Not sure about the grille, it looks unhappy.



    Probably because it knows about the exhaust hacked through the rear end


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    Ermmmmm...... What happened to the front ? That's one way of ruining a T4

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    im sure you will do the right thing and make it happy

    did you already pull the racing stripes off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al View Post
    did you already pull the racing stripes off
    no, it originally had blue twin stripes, then the last owner covered those with a strip of white carbon fibre look vinyl.

    Tempted to peel it off and then try to deal with the blue stripes which are supposedly painted on


    What happened to the front ? That's one way of ruining a T4
    yeah, it's a distinctive look....

    It had a fresh (Halfords) MOT (the day before) when I bought it, they picked up on a few minor things for advisories, but one indicator bulb was blown and the rear tyre looks like


    Anyone recognise the seats?





    Also, notice it's a blue i engine, the 88bhp one, but the V5 says it's a 102 silver i, I've loads and load of receipts for work on the van but nothing to show an engine swap..?
    Last edited by regcheeseman; 08-11-2014 at 06:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by regcheeseman View Post
    Anyone recognise the seats?
    Look MG Rover esq to me

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    Rear the rear tyre is advice.not deep enough to reach ply or cords.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B1G VR View Post
    Rear the rear tyre is advice.not deep enough to reach ply or cords.
    Not advised, though they did advise that the tyre was near limit - which it isn't really.

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    What's the best way to get it white again, the paint is just generally grimey and horrible. Any good treatments, potions or methods

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    lets see the photos of the garish 6x9s and multitude of led lights that these things always come with then. I say Rover seats too

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    Mop it with G3, then use that glaze you bought

    Go over the lower panels with white spirit first to remove road tar

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    You can always scotch it first to make buffing easier too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_T View Post
    lets see the photos of the garish 6x9s and multitude of led lights that these things always come with then. I say Rover seats too
    It's actually got some decent speakers + amps fitted, 2 under seat subs, couple of 12" subs in the back, some 6" components and decent dash upgrades - makes a great noise!

    However, swings and roundabouts...




    You're bang on with rover seats

    Scotching and G3 - that's not too harsh then?

    TFR for the lower panels ok Al? Or get some white spirit?
    Last edited by regcheeseman; 08-11-2014 at 11:03 PM.

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    is that a swing or a roundabout ?

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